Sarah Elizabeth Backhouse was a horticulturalist active in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. She lived with her husband, Robert Ormston Backhouse, at Sutton Court, Sutton St.Nicholas, Herefordshire, England where she bred new cultivars of daffodil. Sarah Backhouse received several medals from the Royal Horticultural Society in recognition of her work. The daffodil 'Mrs R.O. Backhouse', Lilium marhan 'Mrs R.O. Backhouse' and the snowdrop 'Mrs Backhouse's Spectacles' are named for her.